MATRIXSYNTH: VINTAGE FARFISA VIP-233 COMBO ORGAN with Strings



Friday, February 04, 2011

VINTAGE FARFISA VIP-233 COMBO ORGAN with Strings

via this auction where you'll find tons of pics while up. Some captured below.

"Second only to Vox in popularity during the 1960s, Italian manufacturer Farfisa is probably the only other really well-known purveyor of Combo Organs. While Vox was the most often seen organ with popular bands (Animals, DC-5, Paul Revere, Monkees, etc, etc, etc), There were probably at least as many, if not more, Farfisas cranking out the same music in garages and dance halls. This particular example, serial number 6274/230, is one of Farfisa's drawbar VIP's, and is in very nice condition. These often sell for over $699, so take advantage of this No Reserve Auction and get this one for cheap!

Feature-wise, the VIP-233 is pretty similar to the other "early" drawbar VIPs, but its styling, with the all brushed aluminum surfaces, is noticeably different. Farfisa organs were based on transistor accordions. The Farfisa company was a merger, and they were highly known for their production of accordions in Italy. In 1962 they produced the first transistor accordion. A few years later, after the success of the Vox Continental, Farfisa realized that portable organs were in high demand, so they took their accordion technology and made it into a combo organ. Thus the Farfisa Combo Compact was introduced in 1964." Full description pulled from combo-organ.com













2 comments:

  1. What a beautiful instrument!

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    1. salve vorrei sapere il valore della farfisa vip 233 ne ho una anche'io

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